Ch 37: NYSTCE Social Studies: Human Rights Movements

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This chapter on Human Rights Movements goes over all the information on the subject that you'll want to know going into the NYSTCE Social Studies exam, with video lessons taught by professional instructors making for an effective and efficient review process.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Human Rights Movements - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over several key historical events and details of human rights movements, with lessons constructed to prepare you for the related content on the exam. By the end of this chapter, you'll have shored up your understanding of:

  • The abolitionist movement
  • Reform movements of the 19th century
  • Minimum wage and child labor
  • Feminism in the 19th century
  • The end of Apartheid
  • The gay rights movement

Using the practice quizzes at the end of each lesson, you'll be able to verify your comprehension of the content before moving on. These quizzes are available to take and re-take as many times as you want, and you can also print them as worksheets to study with offline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 37: NYSTCE Social Studies: Human Rights Movements
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Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

1. Abolitionist Movement in America: Leaders, Definition & Timeline

The abolitionist movement in America exposed sectional crises, moving both the North and South closer to Civil War. Develop an understanding of the Abolitionist movement in America. Test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

2. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.

Reform Movements of the 19th Century

3. Reform Movements of the 19th Century

Inspired by the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Americans started a number of social reform movements in the antebellum era, including the fight against alcohol and slavery, as well as the fight for public schools, humane prisons and asylums, and women's rights.

Minimum Wage & Child Labor: Purpose of the Fair Labor Standards Act

4. Minimum Wage & Child Labor: Purpose of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed during the Industrial Revolution and Great Depression eras of the United States. It was common for workers to experience cruel work environments during this time. This lesson explains the purpose of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including the provisions on minimum wages and child labor.

Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits

5. Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits

In this lesson, we explore the early women's rights movement and their rejection of traditional gender roles in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Great Britain.

The End of Apartheid - South Africa in the 1990s

6. The End of Apartheid - South Africa in the 1990s

In 1948, South Africa began a system of legal segregation known as apartheid. It took 50 years of protests within South Africa and international pressure to bring the racism to an end.

Gay Rights Movement: Timeline & Activism

7. Gay Rights Movement: Timeline & Activism

Through this lesson, you will be given a brief introduction to the gay rights movement, including highlights of important events from the last 50 years. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a quiz.

The Role of Organizations in Human Right Protection

8. The Role of Organizations in Human Right Protection

In this lesson, we will learn about the role of human rights organizations, such as the United Nations. We will identify how they help promote human rights on a global scale, and we will discover some of the challenges facing these types of organizations.

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